Cooking with kids is fun, rewarding and an excellent bonding experience. Watching the sheer delight on their face as they’re cooking is a joy to watch and you’ll cherish the memories forever.
But, if you’re cooking with kids, it’s important you keep your little ones safe and entertained in equal measure. Here are our tips for doing just that, alongside a couple of our favourite recipes that are perfect if you’re looking to get your kids cooking
3 tips for cooking with kids
Small hands can be surprisingly useful in the kitchen. But, if you’re cooking with kids, the process is likely to be a little different to how you usually prepare meals. If you want to get your kids cooking and have fun in the process, make sure you follow these three tips…
- Take your time: When you’re cooking with kids, everything will take twice as long as usual. So, set aside extra time and make sure nobody is hungry when you start.
- Expect mess: Kids love the process of cooking as much as the meal itself. Throwing hands in dough and stirring vigorously are great fun, but they’re messy things to do. To help keep the mess under control, buy a plastic tablecloth for the prep area and cover the floor.
- Make it a learning experience: Cooking is the perfect learning opportunity for kids. You can talk to them about cooking techniques, work on their maths skills by weighing and improve their coordination. But, it’s vital you teach them about safety, too. Showing them how hot a cooker can be and how it works is crucial for preventing accidents. It will also make them more confident in the future.
By getting your fussy little eaters in the kitchen, you’ll turn them into little chefs who love tasting their own handiwork. So, if you’re thinking of cooking with your kids, why not try one of these fun and easy recipes?